Fruean and Stooke to start for Bath United against the UK Armed Forces

9 May 2017

Robbie Fruean and Elliott Stooke will start for Bath United in the last game of the season at the Recreation Ground against the UK Armed Forces on Wednesday, kick-off 19:30.

Fruean and Stooke, who both featured for Bath Rugby on the weekend against Sale Sharks, will line-up at inside centre and in the second row respectively.

Adam Hastings will make his final appearance for the Club at fullback, with the back three completed by Levi Davis and Darren Atkins.

Joining Fruean in the centre is Max Clark, who will be looking to continue his try-scoring run after crossing the whitewash in Bath’s final two fixtures of the Aviva Premiership season.

Rory Jennings makes his return to competitive action at fly-half and will be joined by Will Homer in the half-back pairing.

In the front row, Nathan Charles starts at hooker, with Beno Obano and Sam Nixon occupying the number one and three shirts.

David Sisi will also make his farewell appearance for the Club, with the 24-year-old taking his place in the second row alongside Stooke.

Guy Mercer will captain the side at openside flanker and will form a strong back row that includes Paul Grant and England U20 Grand Slam winner Josh Bayliss.

There will be no tickets issued for this match. Instead a suggested £5 donation will be asked for at the gates in aid of the Royal British Legion. On the night, all pints will be priced at just £3 (whilst stocks last), including Bath Ales Gem, Guinness, Dark Side, Fosters, Heineken, and Thatchers Gold.

Bath United team to face the UK Armed Forces

15. Adam Hastings

14. Levi Davis

13. Max Clark

12. Robbie Fruean

11. Darren Atkins

10. Rory Jennings

9. Will Homer

1. Beno Obano

2. Nathan Charles

3. Sam Nixon

4. David Sisi

5. Elliott Stooke

6. Josh Bayliss

7. Guy Mercer (capt) 

8. Paul Grant


16. Lee Fairclough

17. Will Vaughan

18. Shaun Knight

19. Scott Williams

20. Max Day

21. Chris Cook

22. Ashley Chalk

23. Duncan Craig

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